Chief of the Intruders

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ap United of as commission reject consider from after seem nation, of to be who prior in to the pro* been as have such by value of work let the auj sold a con of authorized and the be as be CM OFT) E >a4 Still "Holds the Fort" at oner-Won't Surrender, Watts proves a '.'Bad Man on, a Road/'—Indian Agent Wisdom has a Job on Hand. . of Special Report to Tho Post. " - ^ WAOONEB, I. T. Sept, 2B i 'lB6^mt^ W. J. Watts, known among ^M Cherokees as "chief of the intrudo^^^ still "holds the fort" b»n,~\timjm$k, ordered out out of the Creek nim^mm by Indian agent Wisdom, wfao^a|i||g his Orders from the CommisaiOfi#( ( -^o¥f J Indian Affairs at Washington. Watta appears to be backed up by the" tire intruder clement here, the <^ty council, Mayor Mclnnally ahd;t|M» marshal, who is ,an ex-intruder, :-apdv; would Qtackle the devil to aorarai! Watta. v.":' 1 .' The situation here it a peeulla one. At the last election the 'ftt|ini! der element and their allies^ * the leadership of Watts carried everything, and have > had . about their own way since then., <*. Creek citizens look upon this ata^df;;'V affairs with alarm, especially i^llmt"-- Watts, commenced speculating oftv$i ; public domain on a large scale, w$ determined to check him in his tt)^> lawful methods before he got as faa| , hold as be had in the Cherokee M? ; tion. It is generally believed by the citizens'here that Watts feels hif9e> teat but is whistling to keep up" bis. courage. A special from tjbia pla^e ft* to the Fort Smith News Record, dafc ed Sep. 28, contains the following: "Although the powers that beha^el^ decided that W. J. Watts must leave ... the Creek Nation, that gentleman ia * still here, as cool as a encumber «ttd v and wears his.usual expansive smile., "He does not appear to be in the least alarmed^ n< r to be .worxyiagover the present state of affairs. "There is nothiug new in regard to the situation," he said, last night to . a representative of the News Record. "You don't admit that you are beaten?" ' ( V. Mr. Watts gave play to one of his peculiar smiles. v . "Not at ftil." "What Is the next pose to take?" "I am going to apply to the Federal courts for au injunction." Mr. Watts, it is understood, pro* poses to lose no time in taking this step. The outcome of this new phase of the fight wdl be awaited with a' good deal of interest not only through the Creek Nation, but all over the Indian Territory. Since the above was published Mr, Watts has succeeded in~ getting a temporary injunction from the aQ*' tbortties at Muskogee. . which will tide him over for a few days until Judge Springer arrives when he will apply for a permanent injunction to have the merits of the case tested ra­ the courts. But it is thought that no permanent injunction will ,b$ granted. Indian Agent Wisdom ae>y«' lie does not wish to he arbitrary •. iu~f this matter, hut that bis duty is plaint. and will in a few days disposess Watta' ; ' of the land in controversy, according f to 1 instructions from Washington. :< step you pro*

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  1. The Fort Gibson Post,
  2. 30 Sep 1897, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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